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Ami-Express 5.2.0 update released
« on: January 02, 2020, 03:21:25 PM »
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| Ami-Express was a BBS System that ran on the Commodore Amiga series of    |
| computers and was developed by Lightspeed Technologies in the 1990s.      |
|                                                                           |
| Version 5.2.0                                                             |
|                                                                           |
| This is a rewrite of that system written in Amiga E. It is open source    |
| and has new features and bug fixes in addition to aiming for near 100%    |     
| backwards compatibility with the version 4.x releases.                    |
|                                                                           |
| I contacted Joe Hodge/LightSpeed Technologies the owner of /X product     |
| in December 2018 and he has given his full approval for me to take over   |
| this software and to continue using the Ami-Express name.                 |
|                                                                           |
| I have also updated the documentation for Ami-Express as many existing    |
| features were not properly documented. Some of the new features in this   |
| release are:                                                              |
|                                                                           |
|     * Native telnet support, removing the need for telnetd.device         |
|                                                                           |
|     * Optional caching of file lists in RAM:                              |
|                                                                           |
|     * Configurable connection flood banning (native telnet only)          |
|                                                                           |
|     * Support for asyncio.library to speed up transfers                   |
|                                                                           |
|     * Ability to mimic older versions of /X version number                |
|                                                                           |
|     * Ability to list all messages                                        |
|                                                                           |
|     * UP command displays date/time node was last started                 |
|                                                                           |
| All source code is publicly available at:                                 |
https://github.com/dmcoles/AmiExpress along with the documentation.      |
|                                                                           |
| Included in this archive are several sample bbs configurations using      |
| tooltype (.info) and config file (.cfg) format. These are aimed at users  |
| wanting to set up a bbs for the first time. There is also a file called   |
| aeicon.json which can be imported using the json import tool or by        |
| selecting the file the first time you start /X with no configuration in   |
| place. This file will create a basic structure similar to the ones        |
| included in the archive.                                                  |
|                                                                           |
| If you are a pre-existing /X4 user, the ACP and Express files can just    |
| replace the old versions and should be as close to fully backwards        |
| compatible as possible. Plesae do contact me or raise issues in github if |
| you encounter any problems.                                               |
|                                                                           |
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|      This release is dedicated to my partner Traci who was taken ill      |
|      unexpectedly at the end of 2018 and passed away after suffering      |
|               lung damage caused by Influenza. RIP Traci xx.              |
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| Version History                                                           |
|                                                                           |
| 5.2.0 02 Jan 2020                                                         |
|       * Native Telnet, FTP File Transfers, some bugfixes.                 |
| 5.1.0 03 June 2019                                                        |
        * New features and bugfixes.                                        |
| 5.0.0 23 December 2018                                                    |
|       * First release of this project                                     |
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Re: Ami-Express 5.2.0 update released
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 01:13:44 AM »
Thanks for your continued effort to keep this old system alive, it is almost tempting to set it up and have a go. Last time my bbs was online however I was using Tempest as my system of choice. I seem to remember /X having a less then desired (for me at least) way of setting up the system compared to others like Tempest, Daydream etc which had a nice GUI.

Has this changed with your new version?